The protests in Ukraine have taken a deadlier turn this week, and one image in particular has captured the Internet’s attention: that of a blood-drenched father and son walking past a Ukrainian officer in riot gear.
Taken by a Reuters freelancer named Vlad Sodel, the photo highlights not only the devastation and violence in Kiev, but also how civilian and government forces have been pitted against each other.
Since the photo was posted online on Tuesday, it has gone viral on Reddit and Twitter, and has gone on to be used at news outlets such as the Atlantic, Business Insider and the New York Daily News to represent the horrors of “Bloody Tuesday.”
So who are the civilians in this photo? Internet sleuths have identified the father as Mykola Kuznetsov, a professor at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It has not been determined whether Kuznetsov and his son were participating in protests, or whether they were just bystanders caught in the crossfire.
a guy at school today was wearing this damn fine red nail polish and I heard these two girls whispering angrily and looking in his direction so I listened in expecting them to be weird about it and the first thing I hear is “how the HELL did he get it so good did he get it professionally done or something you need to ask him where he found that colour jesus fucking christ are you KIDDING me”
I think this is a good example of how the world should work.
I should probably check these BEFORE I go inside and kill everybody.
I should go around a city in real life and tag buildings stencils of these.
Please do and post pics. I would reblog the hell out of this.
Road trip queen. #ghoul #asyourcasketcloses #redhead #stevemadden #fuckoffbelts #girlswithtattoos #tattoos
Why is life so hard?
Remember that time Lex and Wally switched bodies
Granted the opportunity, what do we do with the ones who hurt the ones we love?
i am fire
i am death